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Jonathan R. Perry

Jonathan R. Perry
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here -- this is the War Room!" -- Peter Sellers, "Dr. Strangelove" "I don't need this working-class hero crap." -- Richard Dreyfuss, "Jaws" "That's unfortunate, because it sucks ***." -- Jack Black, "High Fidelity"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Jonathan R. Perry's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 85% Batman Begins (2005) "A defiantly adult film that succeeds where four predecessors have failed: Remaining true to the mythology it creates without enslaving itself in comic-book silliness." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 26, 2005
1.5/4 40% High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005) "All the inhumanity we endure exists only to titillate for its own sake - the ritualized, sadomasochistic violence is the payoff itself. That's not art - that's pornography. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 15, 2005
3/4 59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) "Somewhere among the impossibly athletic gunplay and impossibly witty sparring by two impossibly attractive leads is a sly, incisive metaphor for the modern American marriage." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 15, 2005
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) "A film I expected to enter the ninth circle of the chirpy Hilary Duff 'girl-power' inferno is one of the sweetest, most thoughtful coming-of-age stories I've seen in years." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 4, 2005
.5/4 31% The Longest Yard (2005) "As humorless, lazy and oppressively inane as anything since any one of the witless car chase movies that derailed Burt Reynolds' career not long after the original wrapped." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jun 1, 2005
3/4 41% Kicking & Screaming (2005) "Enjoyment depends entirely on your level of admiration for Ferrell's comic persona, the manic zeal that drove 'Anchorman' and 'Elf' to occasionally inspired heights of lunacy" ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 19, 2005
4/4 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "A glorious, perversely satisfying conclusion to a labor of love ... and a grand entertainment in its own right." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 19, 2005
2/4 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) ""Golly bum, it's so darn ... good natured that I wanted to like it - until it became obvious whimsy can reach toxic levels in the human bloodstream. La da di, la di da." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted May 3, 2005
2.5/4 56% The Interpreter (2005) "Thanks to Kidman and the always-terrific Penn, where it fails as political paranoia thriller it often scores as human drama." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 26, 2005
.5/4 2% King's Ransom (2005) "One of those barbarically unfunny romps that would be over in less than 10 minutes if just one character had an IQ higher than a cherry Pop-Tart." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 26, 2005
2.5/4 65% Fever Pitch (2005) "Never approaches the rolling boil its title suggests, and laugh for laugh, it's the least successful comedy the Farrelly Brothers have made." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 17, 2005
1/4 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) "Michael Bay should have been strung up by his Buster Browns for getting the Big Idea of exploiting the DeFeo tragedy for a new generation. Let this family rest in peace." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 17, 2005
3.5/4 74% The Upside of Anger (2005) "Is Mike Binder the new Woody Allen?" ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Apr 3, 2005
2/4 43% Guess Who (2005) "The filmmakers seem to have forgotten that even today, the most memorable battles have two fronts. And they usually don't involve a man wearing a woman's underwear." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 30, 2005
1.5/4 15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous (2005) "We never find 'congeniality' in a clunky, mean-spirited sequel that mines most its 'humor' from one unlikable character's sadistic abuse of another unlikable character." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 26, 2005
1.5/4 20% The Ring Two (2005) "... it's best to give up on the plot because it's horse manure (and not even pure horse manure). Sometimes the well just runs dry." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 26, 2005
3.5/4 64% Robots (2005) "An innate awareness that generating underarm faux flatulence is difficult when you're made of metal, but not impossible, is just the spirit we need to see more often." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 26, 2005
2/4 30% Be Cool (2005) "Almost scandalous in the sheer volume of talent it squanders ..." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 8, 2005
3/4 79% Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) "Comfort food for the family: a winning, frequently funny tale of love, camarederie and understanding set in a visual universe as arresting as it is idyllic." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 1, 2005
2.5/4 69% Hitch (2005) "Merely cute when it could be affecting, pleasant when it could be relevant." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 1, 2005
1.5/4 46% Constantine (2005) "A construct of heaven and hell that makes no sense, and changes when the plot requires it, is the least of its problems." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Mar 1, 2005
2.5/4 10% The Wedding Date (2005) "'The Wedding Date' doesn't exactly resurrect romantic comedy, but it proves there's still life in the genre." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 8, 2005
4/4 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "... a deeply felt (but never feel-good) father-daughter love story - and one of the most emotionally shattering films ever made." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2005
4/4 96% Sideways (2004) "Neither a bang nor a whimper, but a warm, engaging dialogue about things that matter, in words that must be said." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Feb 1, 2005
1/4 11% Are We There Yet? (2005) "'Are We There Yet?' is an eerily appropriate title for cinema's first authentic endurance test of 2005." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 25, 2005
3/4 83% In Good Company (2004) "A smart, funny and refreshingly honest portrait of life in transition." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 25, 2005
2/4 32% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) "An awkward, overstuffed and occasionally painful delusion of grandeur ..." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 25, 2005
2/4 10% Elektra (2005) "When we can get the Lifetime Network on basic cable, and watch 'Alias' every Wednesday night for free, is this really necessary?" ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 25, 2005
2/4 8% White Noise (2005) "The rare jolt of adrenaline is meager compensation for the dopey pastiche of every successful supernatural thriller of the last decade. " ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 12, 2005
3.5/4 83% Finding Neverland (2004) "Man, did Johnny Depp pick the wrong year to give the performance of a lifetime." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
1.5/4 30% Flight of the Phoenix (2004) "Pop quiz: What's worse than a disaster flick? Answer: A remake of a disaster flick." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Jan 4, 2005
1/4 16% Alexander (2004) "Whipping a battery at the screen would have accomplished nothing -- but I haven't ruled out a drive to LA so I can whip a battery at Oliver Stone." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Dec 4, 2004
5/5 71% The Night of the Iguana (1964) Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 28, 2004
2.5/4 18% After the Sunset (2004) "Every bit as easygoing as its tropical island setting, and every bit as uninspired and uninspiring. Its pleasantness is its undoing." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2004
1/4 68% The Spongebob Squarepants Movie (2004) "A cartoon sponge and starfish playing fisticuffs with a marauding biker on David Hasselhoff's live-action backside is the most asinine image I've ever seen at the movies." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2004
1.5/4 27% Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (2004) "If Bridget Jones - a character incapable of learning from her mistakes - is a feminist role model, the movement's in for a setback." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 21, 2004
4/4 97% The Incredibles (2004) "Wild, wondrous and utterly disarming ... sweet but never saccharine, freed from the shackles of postmodern irony and cleverness for its own sake." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 8, 2004
1.5/4 39% The Grudge (2004) "A visually interesting but fatally underwhelming horror film, cynically devised to avoid taxing the intellect of anyone on a third-grade reading level." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 6, 2004
2/4 48% Saw (2014) "Clumsy, but crudely effective; liberating in its horrific imagery, but undone by the very same." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Nov 6, 2004
2/4 46% Shall We Dance (2004) "A warm, honestly observed study of middle-age awakening becomes a vehicle to pull J.Lo's caboose." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 18, 2004
2/4 35% Shark Tale (2004) "We needn't look further than 'Shark Tale' to realize the studio that revolutionized the art of CGI animation doesn't own the patent on wit and imagination." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Oct 3, 2004
3/4 31% The Forgotten (2004) "Any film capable of simultaneously causing me to douse my lap with Mountain Dew in surprise and inspiring the biggest unintentional laugh I've had all year deserves credit." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 28, 2004
3.5/4 72% Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) "What we should expect of a night at the movies: Bold, clever, inventive, exhilarating - and often enough, magical." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 28, 2004
3/4 60% Wimbledon (2004) "Joins 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' 'Notting Hill' and 'About a Boy' in that distinctly British niche of 'chick flicks' that can be enjoyed without a lobotomy." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 28, 2004
1.5/4 21% Resident Evil - Apocalypse (2004) "Nemesis looks like what would happen if The Toxic Avenger ate The Terminator. He fires a rocket launcher. Stuff 'splodes, people die. Get back to your Cheetos." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 28, 2004
2.5/4 71% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) "Its acutely observed triumph is also its undoing: It's hard to satirize oppressive tedium without becoming oppressively tedious. This movie's not low-key, it's no-key." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 10, 2004
3.5/4 43% The Clearing (2004) "A haunting film about the evil that men do." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 10, 2004
1/4 26% Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) "I never thought a film about giant snakes that eat people could be this atrociously dull." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 1, 2004
1.5/4 11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) "Stellan Skarsgard deserves another movie. This cruel, nasty, ugly prequel deserves to be exorcised right off the marquee." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 1, 2004
2.5/4 14% Without a Paddle (2004) "More enjoyable than we have any right to reasonably expect." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 1, 2004
2.5/4 18% Suspect Zero (2004) "A visually inventive, capably performed package that, when opened, reveals nothing on the inside." ‐ Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
Posted Sep 1, 2004
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